Longview Police recommend registering bikes
Longview Police Department is encouraging city residents to register their bikes in the event they are ever lost or stolen. “We love it when someone turns in a found bike and it’s registered with the Longview Police Department so we can determine who owns it,” said Community Service Officer Cindy Lopez Werth. “If a bike is registered, we can immediately return it to its rightful owner.”
When a bike is registered, LPD keeps a record of the bike’s description (colors, brand, model, type, tire size and serial number) on file and gives a copy to the owner. The information is crucial for reports so bikes can be entered into a national law enforcement database. If a bike listed as stolen in that database is turned in as found property, pawned or seized from a suspect, police anywhere in the country will be alerted and will be able to return it to the owner.
Longview residents may register their bikes for free at the LPD Highlands Satellite Office located at 216 30th Ave. behind the St. Helens grocery store. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Werth suggested people call the office first to make sure someone is available to register their bikes. The number is 442-5850.
For those who do not want to register their bikes with the police department, Werth recommended they take a picture of the bike and make note of the main color, trim color, brand name, model, style, tire size, serial number and value for their own records.